midterm1-review - Essay1 MDC: conservation, Critics:...

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Essay1 MDC: conservation, Critics: preservationists, leave nature alone, not to touch it 1. Claims making:  MDC: killing deer, disrupting the ecosystem,we have no choice but to  intervene again to save the forest from the deer, argue that a controlled  hunt will help the deer in the long run(since they will starve without trees) critics: MDC were selfish, just using money for logging. .etc       animal rights: moral, not okay to kill humans so why animals? OPA: upset about the MDC’s management  2. Strains: conservationists: lang of responsibility/stewardship,y shd human  bear the responsibility?, environmentalism is an inexact science, we dunno  for sure if what we are doing is ultimately hurting the environment Essay 2 Gays: outsiders, a. Group-based claims making OCA: gays also have human rights, we want equal rights, they deserve it like ethic minority: we shouldn’t discriminate against them too b. Ambivalent majority: OCA and CAN, majority of people undecided c. Creation and use of symbolic boundaries an inferred meaning by making a choice(eg: film, voting for milk, voting for  gays) d. Polarization of opposing sides in a political conflict Essay3 A. Functionalism social problem, we should take care of it historical roots: suborders, gays were poisoning our mind of men and  children, they right should be taken away now before affecting society, the  society is disrupted by the Californian as they came, the gays came, back  to function?? B.  Conflict strangers=the gays, things were perfect before  C. Constructionist How things are constructed??
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Historical roots, focus, define society, define the problem,  language,solution SQ:  1. Biography and history: from mill’s concept of the sociological  imagination, says that the sociological imagination requires that we  understand the interplay of man and society, biography and history,  self and world, this includes biography and history of individuals and  of societies 2. Sociological imagination: from c Wright mills’ the promise 1959, says  that to really understand human behavior we have to look beyond  individuals to the social contexts in which they live (social, historical, 
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